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    Navy seals across the usa

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/11/04...est=latestnews

    SEALs Bike America Team's Journey Across America Heads Toward the Finish Line
    Published November 04, 2010 | FoxNews.com

    Forty-two days and 3,300 miles later, the SEALs Bike America Team will cross the finish line on Saturday to conclude its epic cross-country journey across America.

    The team of five has pedaled its way through eight states -- all the way from Coronado, Calif., where Navy SEALs begin their training, to Ft. Pierce, Fla.

    Riding with a purpose, the group hopes to raise over $100,000 for the Naval Special Warfare Foundation -- an organization that provides tragedy assistance and family support for the Naval Special Warfare community.

    Despite grueling 90-mile-a-day rides, these patriots say they have been happy to pedal across the country for this cause, because itís for their fellow SEALs and families who have devoted their lives to serving the country.


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    Okay, if a bunch of Navy guys can do it... WHAT'S HOLDING US BACK?
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    Those guys are superstuds
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    78 mile days on average (3300/42=78). Shrug.
    I'd expect no less from SEALS -- being a retired swabbie myself.
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    Yes, but did they need to catch and kill their dinner every night?
    If the British SAS had done this, they would have saved time by eating road kill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skilsaw View Post
    If the British SAS had done this, they would have saved time by eating road kill.
    If the British SAS had done this, nobody would know about it.

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    Who's the SAS? What's a "British"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeilGunton View Post
    If the British SAS had done this, nobody would know about it.
    Unless they had read the book or seen the movie.

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    I'd like to see how they deal with some bozo honking at them or throwing stuff...

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    Their bikes aren't loaded, I bet they were followed by a SAG wagon...

    "Riding with a purpose, the group hopes to raise over $100,000"

    But then:

    "They will be greeted with a heroís welcome during the Navy National SEAL Museum Muster XXV, which is expected to be one of the largest gatherings of SEALs and other Naval Special Warfare operators from the 1940s to the present with. As many as 7,000 people are expected to attend. ďThere will be amazing military special operations displays with the Blackhawks and swift water boats, a 5K beach run, a Memorial dedication and many other activities. ď Jason Sickels of Formula Sports Group said."

    Eh? How much will that cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamDZ View Post
    Their bikes aren't loaded, I bet they were followed by a SAG wagon...

    "Riding with a purpose, the group hopes to raise over $100,000"

    But then:

    "They will be greeted with a hero’s welcome during the Navy National SEAL Museum Muster XXV, which is expected to be one of the largest gatherings of SEALs and other Naval Special Warfare operators from the 1940s to the present with. As many as 7,000 people are expected to attend. “There will be amazing military special operations displays with the Blackhawks and swift water boats, a 5K beach run, a Memorial dedication and many other activities. “ Jason Sickels of Formula Sports Group said."

    Eh? How much will that cost?
    78 miles a day with a sag wagon and they probably were all carrying firearms. Doesn't sound that impressive to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamDZ View Post
    There will be amazing military special operations displays with the Blackhawks and swift water boats...Eh? How much will that cost?
    It's probably underwritten as part of the annual recruiting budget. You know there will be press coverage - probably national - and therefore relatively cheap.
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    Hey, it's really cheap for me - if we're spending YOUR money!

    Please be sure and pay your taxes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by drmweaver2 View Post
    It's probably underwritten as part of the annual recruiting budget. You know there will be press coverage - probably national - and therefore relatively cheap.
    for the exposure received.
    I rode with the USAF team for a few years. We rode as a recruiting mission, but all our own individual expenses, except leave were our own personal responsibility. The SAG vehicles came out of the Recruiting budget. These guys may have been under similar funding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus Riley View Post
    I rode with the USAF team for a few years. We rode as a recruiting mission, but all our own individual expenses, except leave were our own personal responsibility. The SAG vehicles came out of the Recruiting budget. These guys may have been under similar funding.
    Back in the 70's when I was in the Army, my company sent a walking/long-distance-marching team to particpate in the 4-day 100 mile Nimegen event in the Netherlands. Great fun but the financing was sorta like your deal - we covered a fair bit of the expenses ourselves. We did wangle no-cost TDY orders for the travel but were supported equipment and 1-support-vehicle-wise. 2 other units from the same Division also participated and that vehicle supported us all. I think there were 12 USAREUR/USAFE units at Nimegen that year. Great training and PR for low cost.

    OTOH, the SEALs are a special mission group. While I was in Europe, one SEAL team was doing some Alpine climbing as part of their winter ops training. Some "s***" went down elsewhere, that team was "retrieved" from their climb and sent off to do their real world thing tout de suit(sp?). All their climbing and winter training expenses were covered --- including the retrieval off the mountain by Swiss Army helo's.

    Point is, SEALs and other spec ops troops, tend to play by different financial rules. Look at the air show demonstrations and "training & familiarization flights" the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels do for celebrities and dignitaries for a similar perspective.

    I bet you have some interesting stories from the USAF cycling team days though.
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